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How to edit known_hosts when several hosts share the same IP and DNS name?

I regularly ssh into a computer which is a dual-boot OS X / Linux computer. The two OS instance do not share the same host key, so they can be seen as two host sharing the same IP and DNS. Let's say ...
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How to make ssh log in as the right user?

I use ssh on a variety of machines, mainly linux. Accounts on these machines vary in naming scheme: if my name is First Last, then I have accounts: first, flast, last_f, lastf, and sometimes I need to ...
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Cannot successfully configure OpenSSH via CYGWIN in Windows 2008

I need help configuring OpenSSH on Win2008 via CYGWIN! THANKS in advance! I am trying to configure an OpenSSH server on Windows Server 2008 Datacenter via CYGWIN. I have installed and configured ...
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Can't connect with putty to a Linux server

I can't connect with Putty to a Linux box. In the putty log I only get 3 lines and the last line is "Server unexpectedly closed network connection". FTP and ping to the Linux box works. Putty is ...
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Need help tunneling Remote Desktop (RDP) over SSH using OpenSSH

So heres my set up. The picture isn't "Exact" I have modified it, but it gives you an idea. The tools I am using are: PUTTY OpenSSH CYGWIN Remote Desktop VMware vCenter Server Version 5.1.0 ...
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SSH doesn't work on Ubuntu

I am trying to connect to my webserver via ssh but I can't. When I insert the password nothing happens. This is what I see: # ssh username@username.example.com username@username.example.com's ...
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Remove key from known_hosts

I built several virtual machines during the last few weeks. The problem is, the .ssh/known_hosts gives me the Man in the middle warning. This happens because another fingerprint is associated with the ...
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Why does the “password” prompt take forever when I SSH into my Ubuntu 9.05 server?

Answer: It was, in fact, performing reverse DNS resolution. Based on the suggestions below and this article, I added "UseDNS no" to my sshd_config, rebooted ssh, and now the password prompt displays ...
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How to uninstall/reinstall cygwin to use the sshd?

I installed cygwin/sshd without good results. I removed the c:\cygwin directory to reinstall. I removed the sshd Administrator user by hand. I reinstalled the cygwin again, then run the ...
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How to determine the port allocated on the server for a dynamically bound openssh reverse tunnel?

When creating reverse tunnels on recent versions of OpenSSH a remote port of 0 can be given to bind any available port: -R [bind_address:]port:host:hostport ... If the port argument is ...
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Cygwin sshd did not start due to a logon failure

After a cygwin sshd install, sshd service fails with: Error 1069: The service did not start due to a logon failure I try to give cyg_server standard user and admin access. The error is the same ...
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Can only ssh into Ubuntu 12.04 alpha machine when logged into console

I recently installed the latest Ubuntu 12.04 64bit alpha (2?) onto a VMware virtual machine in order to check things out. One strange thing I've encountered is that I can only successfully ssh into ...
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OpenSSH server refuses to accept key authentication unless logged into server locally

My server is running Ubuntu-Server and ahs OpenSSH-Server installed on it. I set up the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file to accept and require rsa keys, it looks for keys in the 'AuthorizedKeys ...
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SSH Constantly Hangs at SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT Received

I'm having problems with SSH. I can't connect to anything; every connection hangs indefinitely at SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT RECEIVED. I'm on OSX 10.6.8. I'm thinking that it's a problem with my SSH ...
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generating keys for SSH

From the Open-SSH Documentation what does username@remotehost mean in the following: *By default the public key is saved in the file ~/.ssh/id_dsa.pub, while ~/.ssh/id_dsa is the private key. Now ...